25,000 teachers for government schools to be appointed by month end says CM

Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday announced that 25,000 teachers would be appointed by the end of this month who would be working in the government schools of the state.

Speaking at the Thakur Vishwanath Shahdeo High School from where he inaugurated 80 district-level Schools of Excellence by the State Government which will be functioning under CBSE pattern to provide education on par with private schools and promised appointment of 25,000 teachers by month-end to fill up vacant teachers’ posts in the state.

He said that these schools will provide education on par with private players and would help poor students and others to fulfill their dreams. We will appoint 25,000 teachers by month’s end to overcome shortages of government teachers in the state. 

Citing examples of excellent performance by government school students including that of KGBV he said there is no dearth of talent among poor students who cannot afford costly education and the state was committed to ensuring all help to them. Ten students of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) located in Kalamati of Khunti district have qualified for JEE (MAIN) Session-2.

He said all possible resources would be made available for students of such schools in addition to smart classes and modern education tools and those excelling would be felicitated by the state. The Chief Minister said that all these will herald a new era of education in the state.

He said these schools can be seen as actualization of dreams of children who aspire for a better future. It is for the first time that significant efforts are being undertaken to develop as well as enhance the quality of education of the government schools at par with the private schools of the state, he said. These 80 district-level Schools of Excellence are part of the government’s aim to provide quality education opportunities to 15 lakh school children studying in government schools including plans to set up 325 block-level schools and 4,091 gram panchayat level Model schools across the state in the second-phase.

Earlier Chief Secretary Sukhdev Singh stressed on the need for periodic monitoring of schools to maintain the quality of the schools besides developing a system where students could provide feedback without disclosing their identities. Department of School Education and Literacy, Secretary K Ravi Kumar said the schools will provide modern amenities to government school children so that they can get an education on par with private schools and added that children of government schools were no less in merit as compared to private school students.

Those who were also present on the occasion included Additional Chief Secretary Health Arun Kumar Singh, Hatia MLA Naveen Jaiswal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Vandana Dadel and others.

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